Home to glorious countryside and picturesque coastal villages as well as vibrant cities, beautiful spa towns, historic waterways and the industrial heritage of the Black Country, Midlands & East has it all.
The birthplace of William Shakespeare, this region is steeped in rich and varied heritage.
Since 1994 we have awarded nearly £1.7bn to nearly 13,000 projects in Midlands & East. See below for just a small selection of some of the organisations and communities we have funded.
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Buxton Crescent & Spa
Buxton Crescent, Derbyshire reopened on 17 May 2021 following a major National Lottery funded restoration project.
Green Future: finding out what nature means to Coventry
Identities & Stories: Caribbean Takeaway Takeover in Essex
The stories of ten Caribbean elders from the Windrush generation, who arrived in the UK between the 1940s-1960s, have been recorded and shared for the first time.
The Green Light Trust improved individuals’ wellbeing using a programme of traditional woodland skills.
100 years and still serving: a centenary heritage project
A group of blind and visually impaired Derbyshire residents explored the history of the First World War and created a piece of tactile artwork.
Risk Takers and History Makers - Celebrating the voices of the Women of Bedford
The stories of four Bedford women are being celebrated, with workshops and an exhibition.
Wolverhampton LGBT History
Volunteers captured and showcased the hidden stories of Wolverhampton’s LGBT+ community.
North Staffordshire Oatcake Obsessions
Young people with disabilities explored the history of the Staffordshire oatcake, developing a range of accredited skills, and creating a performance and exhibition.
Taking inspiration from the number five bus route, Sampad documented the heritage of communities living in the culturally-rich suburbs of Birmingham.
'Go Toads!' Community Project
This project saw volunteers helping migrating toads cross busy roads, and raising awareness of declining toad numbers.
New College Worcester students help collect memories
Students collected stories and discovered what life was like being blind or partially sighted in the past.
Coming Out Stories
Young people captured, preserved and shared the Coming Out Stories of Birmingham’s LGBT community.